The Mattawa and Ottawa Rivers

Two historic fur trade routes


Network of historic canoe and portage trails


The Métis have always had a close relationship with rivers. Our voyageur ancestors travelled the rivers as part of the fur trade and built the first historic Métis communities near their shores. The Mattawa River, one of 11 Ontario rivers in the Canadian Heritage River System

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The Métis Housing Stabilization Program
Homelessness Support Services

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is pleased to offer the Métis Housing Stabilization Program to Citizens individuals and families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Services may include, but not limited to:
  • Intervention and eviction prevention support
  • Tenant advocacy and education
  • Housing-based case management services
  • Financial support for housing related emergencies (ie. rental arrears)
  • Housing start-up support for those exiting a shelter
  • Assistance with basic need provisions

For more information on how we can help with your housing needs
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Vacancy for the Mattawa Métis Council

Pursuant to Article 32 of the Mattawa Métis Council Community Code, the Council is serving notice of 2 vacancies that currently need to be filled on the Council.

  • Senator
  • Youth Representative
Interested candidates need to send either a Resume or Letter of Intent with recent address and MNO Citizenship number to the attention of the Mattawa Métis Council.

After the close of nominations, all nominated candidates will need to be verified as per MNO Policy #2018-001. Those candidates who do not meet the verification requirements will not be able to participate as a candidate.

This position will remain open until midnight on Monday, June 10, 2024. The Council will inform the successful candidates after their next Council meeting.

This notice may be reposted pending the outcome of this call to fill the vacancies.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Mattawa Métis Council:

President: Nelson Montreuil

Chair: Marc Sarrazin

July Aug Sept
Embracing Parenthood: The Adventure Begins!

Embracing Parenthood: The Adventure Begins!
Dates: Wednesdays in July, August, September 1:30-2:30
Registration: May 20 – June 3, 2024
Presenters: Cassandra Campbell-Gilbert and Nicole Dube

Join us online every Wednesday from July to September for sessions facilitated by experienced Registered Early Childhood Educators. "Embracing Parenthood” is a platform for caregivers to discuss developmental milestones, self-care strategies, and available resources

How to Apply:

If you are interested in joining this session, please complete the form at the link below:
Complete Form

To be eligible for the Family Workshops, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • One parent/guardian or Grandparent must be a Métis Nation of Ontario citizen eligible for direct benefits under MNO Policy #2021-001: Eligibility for Direct Benefits Programs and Services Policy.
  • Those not eligible for direct benefits under MNO Policy #2021-001: Eligibility for Direct Benefits Programs and Services Policy, must be an active client with the Healthy Babies Health Children Program.
  • Have at least one child or grandchild, or expecting, between 0-2 years old.
  • Ability to access the internet and have a device to connect to Zoom.
Please Note: The Embracing Parenthood: The Adventure Begins! group has limited capacity. Only approved applications will receive a confirmation email.

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